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soutane

[soo-tahn] /suˈtɑn/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a cassock.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French < Italian sottana, feminine of sottano placed below, equivalent to sott(o) below (< Latin subtus) + -ano -an; form of the French word influenced by sous under
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  • He heard his soutane, which had caught on a projection of the stone rain-pipe, tear away at each movement he made.
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soutane

/suːˈtæn/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a priest's cassock
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old Italian sottana, from Medieval Latin subtanus (adj) (worn) beneath, from Latin subtus below
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